Welcome to ACTRA Toronto’s National Commercial Agreement (NCA) page. The following should provide an easy to follow guide and a basic understanding of the NCA when producing commercials in Toronto using performers. We encourage you to call and/or email us with any questions. We are pleased to assist prior to production when your agency is in the creative/planning stage with respect to the application of the NCA to your project. As well, we are available to assist with the calculation of talent costs for both session and use.
We look forward to working with you…
— Judy Barefoot, Director of Commercial Production
To work with ACTRA Toronto performers you need to be a signatory producer to an ACTRA Toronto Agreement.
Here’s a quick summary of some things to keep in mind when it’s time to audition.
Under the terms of the NCA, preference of engagement is given to members of ACTRA (including full, apprentice, and ACTRA Additional Background Performer members)
Prior to Production, the Engager is responsible for submitting a completed Intent to Produce (App. C below) to their nearest ACTRA office.
(Email completed Work Permit Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Performers should be provided with their contract prior to the commencement of their work session. Contracts must be completed in full. Check that production info, dates, and work hours are accurate.
At the end of the work session, Performers should sign their contracts and be given 2 copies: the “ACTRA copy” as well as the “Performer’s copy” with the mailing envelope. It is the Performer’s responsibility to mail in the ACTRA copy.
Agreement & Rates
ACTRA Toronto maintains a list of Stunt Co-ordinators who:
To request a copy of the list, please send an email to: email@example.com
Under the NCA, Performers are compensated for their work on set (the “making of” the production) through session payments and again for their exposure to the viewers when the ad is broadcast or distributed (the “use” of the production) through residual payments.